Please Notice: This is the full color, revised and expanded second edition. The book is also available in a cheaper black and white edition under the title I segreti della lingua italiana per stranieri Learning Italian without false steps. A simple but effective method to learn the language of love, music and culture while having fun. This listenable bilingual book has been created by Ditals certified teacher Antonio Libertino and is a creative approach to learning Italian. Inspired by Tony Buzan's research on effective learning, this method incorporates the use of mind mapping and flashcards techniques. Written in Italian with English parallel text, it also comes with a complete Italian audio book to download from the internet so that you can listen to the sound of Italian and learn it on the go. You'll have access to the Internet bonus page which features: - An audio book to download and to play on your iPod or mp3 player. - A flashcard set from the book. - High resolution Mind maps for printing. - False friends list - Pronunciation exercises - And much more... The book is divided into three parts. In the first section 'about motivation and vocabulary' you will discover ways to get motivated to learn Italian, memory techniques, mind maps and an easy way to use flash cards. In the second section, you will learn how to cope with the first hurdles of Italian grammar, verbs and prepositions. In the third section you will see the mind maps of the most common Italian words.